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42flanker Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2020 5:36 a.m. PST

Greetings all, I was wondering if anyone has come across the above publication on-line.

The title is specific- there were a number of journals etc with similar titles in circulation from the 1820s-1830s through the middle years of the C19th- there were even court cases relating to this one-
The United Services Gazette
which was published from 1833 in London.

Many thanks,
[Looking for issue(s) covering May 1840]

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2020 6:07 a.m. PST

Sorry, I have not found an on-line source for the USG.

About 40 years ago, I found a bound copy of the 1840
through 1842 issues in an antique shop.

You might have luck seeking such in a used/antique
book shop.

Full of fascinating information.

15th Hussar07 Aug 2020 6:42 a.m. PST

First off…

Secondly, if you look up old USG titles on Google/books or Archive…you'll find a huge amount of journals uploaded on the web.

Sikh…and Ye Shall Finde!

Dennis07 Aug 2020 9:20 a.m. PST


As you mention, there were lots of military related periodicals published in the UK in the early to late 19th Century with similar titles, with the United Services Gazette being one of them. Brief history of Gazette here for those interested:


As Andrew mentions, I think I've seen issues of the Gazette on Goggle Books or the Internet Archive (probably through links provided to me by Andrew, thanks BTW) but I haven't saved any of them and because of the similarity of names of the various gazettes and journals I am not certain that what I saw was the "United Services Gazette" and not, instead for example, the "Naval and Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service."

Making the same searches you have probably already made, I've not been able to find any copies of the "United Services Gazette" available on the web so far-if I do I'll post links here. I did find dozens of secondary references to the United Services Gazette so I'm just a bit surprised that I was not able to find any copies available online.

What I have found so far (which I provide although it's not what you requested because it might be of some use to you or others) is:

First of all, for India related stuff, is the web site for Families in British India-a sort of genealogy site. The web site has a list of military related periodicals here:


The British Newspaper archive, a fee service, has the Naval and Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service available here:


And finally, for now at least, the Hathni Trust has individual issues of the United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine available here:


As Andrew suggests, you could try Archive dot Org. I tried and got no useful results, but I always have problems with its search function and so my results may not be typical.

Anyway, good luck in your search. If we can be of further help don't hesitate to ask. And if you do find a source for the United Services Gazette then I, and probably many others, would appreciate learning of it.


15th Hussar07 Aug 2020 9:32 a.m. PST


YES, that Fibis Website is Killer, to begin with.

And also, the Journal/Gazette changed its name a gajillion times over the past 150 years or so, but variations of it abound.

Here's the page, just for starters…


Further searches with variations of the above (titles) should lead to more gold… (Ditto w/the Google Books search engine).

Good Luck to All!

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2020 10:16 a.m. PST

Thank you, gentlemen. I have explored most of those avenues:
British Newspapers, Hathi etc

I am not quite clear as to the precise relationship between USG and RUSI- other than the phrase 'united services. I didn't see anything on the RUSI homepage that might direct me to a c19th Journal.

I shoudl say that they do hold the USG at the British Library, St Pancras, but I am at the wrong end of the kingdom so cannot avail myself of that resource.

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